Florida Woman Was ‘Bored’ In Jail So She Punched Deputy In The Face

Florida Woman Was ‘Bored’ In Jail So She Punched Deputy In The Face Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

A Florida woman who was already in jail for assault decided to up the ante and punch a corrections officer because she was “bored” and “had nothing else to do.” Jazmyne Levesque, 23, was being escorted to a pod inside Pinellas County Jail when she attacked the female deputy, an arrest affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun stated. The deputy was “taken to a walk-in clinic for treatment.”

  1. Levesque had no shame for what she’d done. While thankfully the deputy wasn’t seriously hurt, Levesque wouldn’t have cared much if she had been. After she was read her rights, Levesque fully admitted to attacking the deputy, claiming it was “because she was bored, had nothing else to do, and was already in a couple of fights earlier in the day.”
  2. She was charged with a felony count of battery on a law enforcement officer. She can add that to the charges she was already facing, which is why she was in jail in the first place. Earlier this month, Levesque allegedly punched a municipal bus driver and got in a female cop’s face, yelling: “I am threatening you right now! Do your f—ing jobs, you idiot!” She was charged at that time with assault on a law enforcement officer and assault on a public transit employee.
  3. She was already out on bond at the time. At the time of her arrest on July 14 for assault, she was already out on bond for a felony grand theft case that’s still outstanding. She had been charged with stealing nearly $2,400 worth of products from an Ulta Beauty store near her home in Tarpon Springs. Police found 87 cosmetic items in her purse, which she told officers she planned to use to “beautify” herself.
  4. Levesque will be back in court in the coming weeks. It’s unclear how much time she could spend behind bars if found guilty of the crimes of which she’s accused, but she may receive a more lenient sentence for pleading guilty.
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